Corn futures prices increased about $0.90 per bushel from mid-June to mid-July. The increase was driven by a combination of a smaller-than-expected USDA estimate of June 1 stocks and production concerns stemming from record June rainfall in much of the eastern Corn Belt.
Since 2005, US natural gas production has increased almost 50 percent because of shale discoveries and horizontal drilling technology. With this new supply combined with lower production costs, reliance on importing nitrogen into the US is likely to decrease in the years ahead.
To ground-truth the accuracy of their planting prescriptions in a way that farmers can easily see, Legend Seeds generated a multi-hybrid planting prescription to create their logo in a cornfield on Trav Bratland’s farm in Willow Lake, S.D.
It’s been 20 years since Monsanto developed its first genetically modified crops. Now some of its early patents are starting to expire, leading to the first “generic GMOs”—off-patent seeds that cost half as much and which farmers are free to save and replant.
The agriculture industry is poised to leverage advanced data-driven, connected technology and sharing models to drive new innovation that will promote reinvestment in our rural communities, FarmLink’s CEO Ron LeMay said at The White House Second Annual Rural Opportunity Investment Conference.
Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables?
French seeds group Vilmorin would consider taking over part of Syngenta's seed activities if these were put up for sale as part of the proposed takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto, the company said on Wednesday.
Legend Seeds has recently partnered with two independent seed companies: Carhart’s Blue Top Seed in Galesville, Wis., and Lemke Seed in Mequon, Wis. The three companies have joined forces to provide an expanded line of products and services to Wisconsin farmers.